Sound On Sound: Japandroids @ Emo’s (11/11)

The other Sound on Sound makeup show we ventured out for was to catch Japandroids and Cloud Nothings at Emo’s.

We interviewed Cloud Nothings several years back during Fun Fun Fun Fest, six whole years back, and several albums ago. They were a highlight, winning best drummer award, as I recall.

I last saw Japandroids open for Iggy Pop. That was pretty nuts. They even knew they were speed-bump on the way to the spectacle.

Click through for a few thoughts and the photos.

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SxSW 2013 Pics: Iggy and The Stooges @ The Mohawk

My SxSW overload begins with a show that happened at my favorite venue, The Mohawk. It was a limited entry kind of deal, badge and wristband only, no wristbands even got in – Iggy Pop and the Stooges with Japandroids.

I had requested access to the NPR showcase featuring Nick Cave and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. To think, SxSW has become the kind of event where seeing Iggy in a thousand person venue is a backup plan? Odd.

Read on for thoughts and pics…

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Show Preview: Japandroids @ Mohawk (9/8)

Date 9/8/11
Location Mohawk
Doors 900p
Tickets $12 @ Frontgate

One hell of a rock show is going down this evening on the Mohawk inside stage.  The short but stacked lineup features rock n roll music from Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death.  Needless to say, this show will be loud and a whole lot of fun.  Be there.

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Download: Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire [MP3]

Free Sampler From Polyvinyl Records

That great under the radar indie label known as Polyvinyl Records has yet another sweet sampler of music they’re offering up for free.  You’ll notice Polyvinyl staples like Of Montreal, Owen, and Joan of Arc along with more recent signings like Japandroids and Someone Still Loves you Boris Yeltsin.  All told, you’ll get your hands on 15 sweet tracks including this one from Headlight’s last album Wildlife.

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Download: Headlights – Secrets [MP3]

Japandroids @ Emos – (10/14)

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Date Wednesday, Oct 14th
Location Emos
Doors 900p
Tickets $12 @ the Door

It’s kind of a mellow week around the Austin music scene, so I thought I’d inform you about the first good show I saw coming our way.  Japandroids are hitting the States, and they’ll be backed by The Coathangers and Mutating Meltdown.  So, if you’re craving some garage rock, or just live tunes in general, head out to Emos tomorrow night.

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Download: Japandroids – Young Hearts Spark Fire [MP3]